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plight of women and the structural forms of patriarchy, and how the courage of women who appear in the narrative can be channelled in the direction of action, collective or otherwise, to help transform these structures. One can contrast the machismo showing off of males against the more humble and life-​centred values surrounding women depicted in this kind of pageantry, an observation that can stimulate a variety of issues up for debate. Art Communal celebrations or commemorations such as Holy Week, with its plethora of different forms of artistic expression and

in Higher education in a globalising world
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A practical politics of care
Caoimhe McAvinchey

justice system of the things that matter to women and at the shocking level of unmet need. Yet the compelling body of research which has accumulated over many years consistently points to remedies. Much of this research was commissioned by government. There can be few topics that have been so exhaustively researched to such little practical effect as the plight of women in the criminal justice system. ( 2007 : 16) A decade later, however, little has changed for women who are at risk of entering or returning to the criminal justice system. At this House of Lords’ event

in Performing care
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James R. Rush

, or not taken, by white men – marrying their Indonesian concubines, for instance, or legitimising their Eurasian children. Of particular interest in this respect are several romances by women authors which take up the plight of women and children who were especially vulnerable to the caprices of the system. Some popular titles illustrate the contemporary concerns: White and Brown (1893), and A

in Asia in Western fiction
A. Martin Wainwright

parents only aided them with their advice’. 41 These papers expressed the NIA’s tone from its very inception regarding the role of women in the reform of India. Its first annual report listed the ‘educa tion and improvement of women’ as one of the four immediate ‘wants of India’. 42 Almost every issue contained an article describing the plight of women in India or calling for

in ‘The better class’ of Indians
William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft and the perils of the present
Jonathan Dent

been familiarised and sophisticated by events in France’ ( 1983 , 221). Reminiscent of Marie Antoinette’s flight from persecution, Emily (the novel’s heroine) is menaced by the malevolent Montoni (the novel’s villain) and compelled to escape from his tyrannical rule. Preserving the spirit of the Female Gothic, Radcliffe constructs a fictional past to draw attention to the plight of women in the eighteenth century: a

in Sinister histories
Narrating incest through ‘différance’ in the work of Angela Carter, A.S. Byatt and Doris Lessing
Emma V. Miller and Miles Leeson

the plight of women, resulting from the romanticisation of the joining of not only two bodies in marriage but two minds, where one party was defined legally, scientifically and culturally as superior to the other, becomes worryingly apparent. Yet, Davidoff comments that ‘[b]rother-sister incest as an explanation of human origins is found in almost every culture, including the Judaic-Christian’ and ‘[b

in Incest in contemporary literature
Sophia Lee’s The Recess (1783–85), the Gothic and history
Jonathan Dent

’s Loyalist Gothic work upheld the law as a bastion of order and civility, Lee’s Female Gothic novel presents it as something inherently misogynistic: as a male-driven, impersonal force that imprisons and socially suffocates women. Utilising Gothic tropology and focusing on the plight of women in the sixteenth century, The Recess conducts a bitter critique of eighteenth-century law, and, more

in Sinister histories
Speechifying
Emer Nolan

officers. However, the spectacle of young women inhabiting filth-­ encrusted cells aroused even more public disgust and/or indignation than the H-Block protests and also a good deal of concern that was heavily paternalistic in nature.75 It was not easy for republicanism to politicise the plight of women in such conditions – maybe this was just degradation, not ‘martyrdom’? Nor was it easy to encourage any broader feminist solidarity with the situation of the women prisoners. Bernadette McAliskey: speechifying 105 Some tried. McCafferty wrote an article for the Irish

in Five Irish women
The equal pay campaigns from 1939 to 1954
Helen Glew

pay – something which campaigners had of course heard before from previous chancellors.116 The significance of the equal pay question to women civil servants was not lost on several political cartoonists, suggesting that, amongst other possibilities for satirical comment, the plight of women civil servants had captured the attention of at least some of the newspaper-reading public. Victor Weisz’s illustration in the Daily Mirror on 9 March 1954 perhaps best summed up the campaign by depicting an imagined 9 March 1994 where women were being told once again by ‘Mr

in Gender, rhetoric and regulation
Brian Pullan

prostitutes who declare that they live as public sinners because they have no food and no dwelling place’.83 In the 1730s Sarnelli called Neapolitan prostitutes ‘driven more by hunger than by lechery’ and deplored the neglect of young girls and orphan children, left to beg and sleep in the open, who could only sell their virtue and begin to work as child prostitutes.84 Of crucial importance was the plight of women struggling to support young children after the death or disappearance of husbands, or their own dismissal by men they had lived with as mistresses. The social

in Tolerance, Regulation and Rescue